Free BMW VIN Check

BMW has many impressive feats of engineering, from its 20-year-old engine winning a world championship race to achieving two of the longest continuous drifts ever recorded. Run’s VIN lookup tool and search over 4.8 million BMW vehicles registered in the United States:

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Enter a 17-digit VIN above to look up a full vehicle history report, which includes thefts, recalls, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more. This information is compiled by from official government sources and made public as a free, informational resource.

BMW Recall Lookup by VIN

In 2017, BMW announced its biggest recall so far which covered 1.4 million BMW vehicles containing defective heaters and wires that may heat up and burn ventilation valves and other connectors. So far, four drivers were reported to have sustained injuries as a result.

In 2013, Tire Business also reported the recall of 570,000 BMW vehicles in North America with faulty battery coatings that may degrade slowly and lead to power disruptions as well as engine failures.

Watch out for any vehicle risk! Aside from running our free VIN check, you can search for any open recall associated with your VIN using the official BMW Recall Lookup page below:

If there is any pending recall for your vehicle, contact any authorized BMW dealership to properly address any underlying issue. These can usually be repaired free of charge.

For more information about their recalls, contact their customer relations hotline 1-800-831-1117. You can also email them at [email protected] or [email protected]. Alternatively, you may visit their FAQs or Contact Us pages.

Other Resources for BMW

Other resources has compiled for BMW vehicles include:

  1. BMW Owner’s Manual (from The BMW Website)
  2. BMW Safety Ratings (from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
  3. BMW Market Values (from Kelley Blue Book)
  4. BMW Reviews (from
  5. BMW Cars For Sale (from

Background on BMW


BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, translated as Bavarian Motor Works) originated in three German companies, but the founding of Bayerische Flugzeugwerke in 1916 is considered the birth of the company. The Bavarian automaker markets its automobiles under the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, and its motorcycles under the BMW Motorrad brand.

Over the years, BMW remained to be one of the world’s most respected automobile brands known the remarkable driving experience from every BMW model and body styles. Its slogan “The Ultimate Driving Machine” was originally intended for North America, but it has been accepted around the globe in the last 34 years as unmistakably BMW.

Interesting facts about BMW:

  1. Before BMW started making motorcycles in 1923 and automobiles in 1929, it focused more on aircraft engine production which started in 1917 and ended in 1945.
  2. The BMW headquarters in Munich, Bavaria, Germany is designed like a four-cylinder engine; it was declared a protected historic building in 1999.
  3. Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes named BMW as the world’s most sustainable automotive company for the eighth consecutive year in 2012. BMW is one of three automakers featured in the index every year since 1999.
  4. 2015 proved to be a very successful year for BMW: the automaker was the world’s twelfth largest producer of motor vehicles (with over two million vehicles produced) and it received national and international awards in a variety of categories.
  5. In June 2012, Forbes listed BMW as the #1 most reputable company in the world based more on people’s perception of the company than their perception of the product.
  6. Throughout its history, BMW entered its vehicles or provided engines in a range of motorsports events. The BMW M12/13 engine is regarded as most powerful engine ever used in Formula One.
  7. The BMW logo, consisting of four blue and white quadrants enclosed within a circle, carries the colors of the Free State of Bavaria in Germany.
  8. Nelson Piquet won the World Driver’s Championship using BMW’s M10 four-cylinder engine which evolved from a street engine that BMW started to use in 1962.

Popular models from BMW include:

  1. 2013 BMW M3 | Avg. Price: $24,555.5 | Reliability Score: 3/5
  2. 2013 BMW 3 Series | Avg. Price: $24,555.5 | Reliability Score: 3/5
  3. 2015 BMW X3 | Avg. Price: $29,531 | Reliability Score: 3.5/5
  4. 2014 BMW Z4 | Avg. Price: $27,663.5 | Reliability Score: 3.5/5
  5. 2015 BMW Concept X6 Active Hybrid | Avg. Price: $23,280 | Reliability Score: 3/5
  6. 2015 BMW M5 | Avg. Price: $96,375.75 | Reliability Score: 3/5
  7. 2013 BMW 1 Series | Avg. Price: $341,324.5 | Reliability Score: 5/5
  8. 2012 BMW X5 | Avg. Price: $17,701.5 | Reliability Score: 3/5
  9. 1970 BMW E9 | Avg. Price: $26,466.66 | Reliability Score: N/A
  10. 2015 BMW X6 | Avg. Price: $47,112 | Reliability Score: 3.5/5

Why should I run a BMW VIN Check?

  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Look up a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.

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